Serenity Wellness nurse practitioners provide medication management. Medication management means that the patient sees a separate therapist for psychotherapy and has visits with their prescriber specific to medication management for psychiatric medication. Initial visits are one hour or two hours depending on age and complexity of case. Follow-up visits are booked for thirty minutes.
During medication changes or initiations; visits may be more frequent. Once an individual is stable on a certain medication regimen visits can sometimes be spaced out three to six months at a time. Medication changes are not made over the telephone or via e-mail at our practice.
Common psychiatric illnesses that we have experience providing medication management for include but are not limited to Depression, Anxiety, symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, post-partum and peri-natal illnesses, pre and peri-menopausal illnesses, gender dysphoria, Dysthymia, and Autism.
****** Our practice does not prescribe standing/daily doses of Xanax (Alprazolam) and/or Adderall (Dextroamphetamine). We also generally do not prescribe standing daily doses of benzodiazepines such as Clonazepam and Lorazepam for long term use. We adhere to strict prescribing policies for benzodiazepines and psycho-stimulants which include but are not limited to the following: No early fills, urine toxicology screens upon initiation and at any time after initiation, no refills after a no call/no show appointment, and no concurrent prescribing of benzodiazepines and stimulants. No concurrent prescribing of controlled substances with cannabis use.******
We do not prescribe Clozaril/Clozapine and we are unable to accommodate monthly injections of neuroleptic medications (e.g. Consta, Invega, etc.).
If you are seeking services and you call or e-mail- please include the following:
- Name (full legal name and preferred name)
- Date of birth
- Health Insurance Plan
- Current medications you are prescribed
- Current therapist
This information will help us identify which provider will be best suited to see you.